Jerry William Peterson passed away unexpectedly September 10, 2012, in Grants Pass, Ore.

Jerry was born in Grants Pass, Ore., November 18, 1947, to John and Betty Peterson. He graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1966. He was retired from PP&L where he worked from 1973 2000. Jerry loved camping, hunting, fishing, being with his children and grandchildren and his beloved dog Herman. He was an avid Oregon Ducks, Rams & Portland Trailblazer fan.

He was proceeded in death by his mother, Betty Peterson and is survived by his father, John Peterson; sister, Sheryl Landers of Jacksonville, Ore.; brothers, Gary Peterson of Albany, Ore. and Byron and Danny Peterson, both of Eugene, Ore.; his daughter, Jerilyn Peterson Trevett of Medford, Ore.; daughter, Jennifer Peterson Brick of Yardley, Pa.; son, Brian Peterson of Shakopee, Minn.; and five beautiful grandchildren, Ian, Hayden, Camryn, Olivia, and Lukas who adored him and lovingly called him PePa.

Jerry will be missed by all who had the privilege to know and love him. He was the most loving father and grandfather. His children and grandchildren will miss him more than words can express. We will always love you and you will be in our Hearts forever Dad.

His children will be hosting a Celebration of life in November in Grants Pass, Oregon.